ITALIANS

By Giovanni VERONESI

FILMAURO SRL - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2008

A film about Italians abroad

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Giovanni VERONESI
    • Writer(s)
    • Giovanni VERONESI, Ugo CHITI, Andrea AGNELLO
    • Producer(s)
    • Aurelio DE LAURENTIIS (Filmauro), Luigi DE LAURENTIIS (Filmauro)
    • Synopsis
    • Fortunato (SERGIO CASTELLITTO) is a truck driver - disillusioned and a bit of a scoundrel - who has spent years transporting stolen Ferrari’s to the Arab Emirates for a Roman company. But now he swears his next journey is going to be his last. It’s time to pass the baton to young Marcello (RICCARDO SCAMARCIO), who has only been with the company for a few months. For two days and nights, they drive a transporter loaded with luxurious Ferraris through the Saudi Arabian desert. Between hilarious adventures and surreal road blocks, they strike up a genuine friendship. There’s also a moving encounter with Hamed, Fortunato’s only Arab friend, a middle-aged man who lives a humble but decent existence with his daughter, Haifa. Once in Dubai, Marcello and Fortunato decide to enjoy themselves in one of the trendiest clubs in the city. However, an unexpected but turbulent encounter results in them spending a night in jail. The next day, they find themselves embroiled in a clandestine car race with the stolen Ferraris…
      Giulio (CARLO VERDONE) is a dentist who has just turned fifty. He lives in a beautiful penthouse with a panoramic view of Rome and an Indian domestic. A failed marriage has plunged him into depression and he is supposed to attend an imminent convention in St. Petersburg, but has absolutely no desire to go. However, Fausto, a friend and colleague is in no doubt: Russia is the land of easy sex and a week there is better than a year of psychoanalysis. He puts Giulio in contact with Vito Calzone (DARIO BANDIERA), an unlikely and comical on-line organizer of sexual tourism jaunts. Giulio reluctantly accepts Vito’s proposal, but makes it very clear that he’s going to St. Petersburg for work. He’s a respected professional and discretion is the order of the day. But if you’re going to talk discretion to Vito Calzone, you might as well talk to a brick wall! He causes Giulio to make a terrible impression on Vera (KSENIA RAPPOPORT), his personal interpreter, and takes him to a party with S&M trappings at the luxurious villa of an underworld boss. Eventually, Giulio finds himself caught up in a gangster movie-style shoot out. Vera is the only one that can save him now…
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